Thursday 12/2 Practice Report-Update

From the Truman Sports Complex

Led by the AFC’s Offensive Player of November, the Chiefs went through practice No. 2 of Broncos Week outside in the sunshine and mild temperatures for December in Kansas City. Plus, they had one of their offensive weapons going full speed and saying he would play on Sunday against Denver.

“Yes sir,” is how WR/RB Dexter McCluster answered the question of whether he was going to play against the Broncos. “After spending five weeks out, I”m 100 percent and ready to go. I’m just trying to go out there and not make mistakes and play fast.”

QB Matt Cassel received the player of the month honors from the league on Thursday, becoming only the second quarterback in franchise history to receive the honor. Steve DeBerg was named player of the month for September 1990.

“It’s quite an honor but it’s definitely more of a team honor than anything else,” Cassel said after practice. “It’s been quite a season so far and I just hope we can continue to get better each and every week.”

In the month of November, Cassel was completed 90 of 144 (62.5%) for 1,111 yards, 12 TDs, one INT and a 111.2 passer rating for the month. His 12 TD passes led the league during November and his passer rating was third in the NFL over that span.

“It’s a pretty big deal for me and I think it’s a great accomplishment for this offense,” said Cassel. “Football is such a team sport and such a collective effort week in and week out to accomplish the things we want to accomplish. I couldn’t of done any of this without the receivers, running backs and the line. It’s really more of an award for the offensive side of the ball.”

Said head coach Todd Haley: “It’s a very big award; to be recognized like that is a great thing. I think what our guys recognize is that when somebody gets recognized like that, it has a lot to do with a lot of people.”

On Thursday the Chiefs were outside again as they worked in full pads for the second day this week. All 61 players were dressed for the workout, but it appeared that FS Kendrick Lewis, CB Jackie Bates and RG Ryan Lilja were doing more watching than working.

But the good news for the Chiefs was that CB Brandon Flowers appeared to be a full participant in the work. Flowers missed last Sunday’s game because of his hamstring injury and he was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Also, CB Javier Arenas appeared to be taking part in most of the work.

The Chiefs participation/injury report for Thursday’s practice – Did not practice: CB Jackie Bates (knee).  Limited participation: CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), FS Kendrick Lewis (ankle)  RG Ryan Lilja (foot). Full participation: FS Jon McGraw (head).

10 Responses to “Thursday 12/2 Practice Report-Update”

  • December 2, 2010  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    Hey Bob,

    Your Mobile version of this site is awesome. THANKS!

    By the way, I see on my computer here that the slideshow was changed. Haley man-crush?

    Go CHIEFS!

  • December 2, 2010  - gorillafan says:


    Mobile Version?

  • December 2, 2010  - David says:

    Hey, the new slideshow is an improvement. That guy with the painted face was really creeping me out. (Though his appearance was embarrassing, I do have to admit that he passed the red-face test.)

  • December 2, 2010  - Jesse says:

    Mobile version – the version that appears when you access the site through a mobile device like a cell phone. It is optimized to be read on a small screen.

    Has anyone figured out how to log-in from the mobile version? I have to go to full version and log in, then go back to the mobile version. It remembers me for about a week, then I have to log-in again.

    But yes, the mobile version cool – thanks, Bob

  • December 2, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    I hyavent seen that–i need to try it. full version is annoying on my blackberry

  • December 2, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    I guess im retarded…ha

  • December 2, 2010  - Dave says:

    I have a Haley man-crush…is that a problem?

  • December 2, 2010  - Josh says:

    Depending on your device, you can click on the banner at the top with the green microphone next to Bob’s name, which pulls up a menu. Login is the last selection on the right. I have both the traditional site and the mobile site drop my credentials regularly, even though I select ‘remember me’. An irritation, for sure, but well worth the extra 4 seconds of effort to get PremiumBob. Go Chiefs!

  • December 2, 2010  - Edward says:

    Congradulation to Matt Cassel. All the fan and media critics who had been doubting this guy are certainly start fall by the wayside. I’ve said all along Cassel struggled because of lack of supporting cast his first yr in KC unlike what he had when he was so successful in New England. I think it works both ways he has to be good and so those team around him. I’m not just talking about players but coaches too. It hurt him not having a full time OC last yr to help work with little thing like footwork. Haley want admit that but its true. Now that Bowe is emerging like a #1 receiver along with improve o-line play and having a dedicated OC like Charlie Weis we’re seeing all that hardwork he puts in payoff. As a Chiefs fan that makes me feel proud he’s wearing red and gold.

    As for practice good to see Flowers is back. Hopefully he can go Sunday we need him against Brandon Lloyd Sunday.

  • December 2, 2010  - Edward says:

    Also good to have Mcluster back just another weapon Cassel can use down the stretch. Hopefully Lewis can get himself back healthy so we can make this run to the playoffs

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